Tag : fossil fuels

A Fossil Free Campus?

11 months ago / 0 comments

On Monday 9th October, a group of students from People & Planet, a society at the university that protests against the use of fossil fuels, campaigned outside the university union. They campaign on a number of issues including the abolishment of fossil fuels, the use of which is leading us … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

2 years ago / 0 comments

A group of 5 universities from the UK have tentatively announced that they may have discovered a cure for HIV. The new treatment involves anti-retroviral drugs, which boosts the immune system, allowing it to find and destroy any infected T-cells. Finally, a drug known as vorinostat is used to reactivate … Read More

University of Leeds rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds announced on Thursday that it would reject students’ calls for it to bring an end to its investments in companies responsible for the extraction of fossil fuels such as BP and Shell. Last November, students voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal for Leeds University Union … Read More

LUU to Lobby University Over Fossil Fuels Divestment

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last week saw the campus wide referendum on the issue as to whether Leeds University Union should lobby the university to divest away from fossil fuels and use other sustainable resources. After the Better Union forum was unable to reach a 75 per cent consensus on the issue, it was … Read More